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Winter Ski, Snowboard Destinations

Winter Ski, Snowboard Destinations

If you are lucky enough to find yourself living in Europe, make sure you experience one of its crown jewels, the Alps.  Here is a collection of can’t-miss destinations for your next ski or snowboard adventure. COVID Note: Many resorts are requiring reservations to purchase a lift ticket. Check your […]

November 25, 2021 ×

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Dog treats, holiday style

Dog treats, holiday style

’Tis the season to spoil your dog! Like us humans, most dogs love few things more than food. If we get seasonal delights such as gingerbread, cinnamon stars and marzipan potatoes, so should they. This recipe will make for fantastic Christmas gifts for your canine loved ones. I love baking […]

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Monschau: An Eifel Gem

Monschau: An Eifel Gem

Tucked into a picturesque valley in the Eifel region of Germany, Monschau is a gem. Natural beauty and a lovely downtown make for a memorable visit. It also has a Christmas market that is one of Germany’s best. Every road that leads to Monschau is a good one. Nestled next […]

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Santa Lives in Finland

Santa Lives in Finland

A trip to the extreme northern stretches of Finland can seem almost as magical as Santa Claus, even in the wintertime. If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path adventure that leads you to wilderness, northern lights, and real live reindeer, consider Finland. “Mom, is this real?” My skeptical 8-year-old daughter asked. “Of […]

November 25, 2021 ×

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Winter in Scotland

Winter in Scotland

When planning a romantic winter holiday, you may be thinking of Switzerland and the French Alps. One thing I can guarantee is missing from your list is Scotland. Famous for its culinary abominations, lack of understandable English speakers and perpetual rainfall, Scotland is a magnificent country to visit year-round. There […]

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Vanilla Crescents Vanille-Kipferl

Vanilla Crescents Vanille-Kipferl

The Best Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents) Every first weekend of December our house is filled with the most incredible cookie aroma coming from the kitchen. My German husband makes these cookies every year like clockwork! The recipe is very special because it was passed down to him from his mother, and […]

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Finding Secrets in Soca Valley of Slovenia

Finding Secrets in Soca Valley of Slovenia

“Mom, how far do you think it goes?” my daughter asked. “Well, we passed another tunnel entrance up the road around the corner. Maybe there,” I replied. “Look, an air shaft!” A stream of light poured into the dark space from a square hole above us. We continued along the […]

November 19, 2021 ×

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Racing MiG ghosts in Croatia

Racing MiG ghosts in Croatia

“Hippie one line up and wait three two right,” my husband says from the drivers seat. I roll my eyes. Always a pilot. “Cleared for takeoff,” he continues and then steps on the gas. “Weeeee!” yell the kids from the back seat. It’s not every day Dad gets to show […]

November 12, 2021 ×

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

by Staff Sgt. Megan Beatty
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

When many service members are notified they have been selected for an assignment overseas they may be excited about a variety of things, like the prospect of traveling and experiencing a new culture.

November 4, 2021 ×

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Viticulture in Germany

By Gina Hutchins-Inman
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Germany is one of Europe’s largest winegrowing countries.

From September to early December, the harvest season sees wine fests of all sizes in almost every town.

November 4, 2021 ×